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o [ ♪ ] hajj horror... >> it is definitely clear to us that mismanagement by executive authorities in charge of arranging the movement of pilgrims caused this bitter and catastrophic incident. >> more than 1500 injured and dead near mecca. iran slams the saudis for not ensuring the safety of pilgrims. >> reconciling with russia.
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>> we believe the political and military tracks need to proceed in parallel. >> president obama and vladimir putin set to meet for the first time in a year, with fears growing that russian military moves in syria will make things worse. >> the world body. >> in the development of this organization rests the only true alternative to war. >> the united nations turns 70. has it fulfilled a promise, or does it deserve what many critical it, the useless nations. >> usurping uber. >> there hasn't been any violent protests by taxi company, but they are now demanding that uber be treated the same way as they are. until then, this is considered illegal. >> indonesia begins the toughest crackdown on the car-start
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company good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. outrage in iran is growing over the tragedy at the hajj. saudi arabian officials say more than 700 were killed, and more than 800 wounded in a stampede near mina outside mecca. more than 100 iranians are among the dead. iron's supreme leader ayatollah khamenei is calling on the saudi government to accept responsibility saying it was caused by mismanagement. 2 million made the pilgrimage to mecca. organizers say the stampede occurred when two waves of pilgrims met at an intersection. >> >> reporter: a scon tragedy within weeks.
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saudi authorities see a surge among pilgrims. hundreds died. many more injured. >> translation: we were coming back. on the way back i met my husband. the pilgrims pushed each other, pushing people to the ground. i was about to die. >> reporter: the pilgrims were making their way to take part in the stoning of the wall ritual, part of the hajj pilgrimage. >> translation: the accident was a result of a stampede. some pilgrims moved in the wrong direction. the numbers of victims it high. hundreds have been killed. and the numbers expected to rise. however, what is important now, is to save the wounded. >> reporter: there has been hundreds of deaths from stampedes in previous years. this is one of the deadliest in years. in 2006 the saudis built a complex to handle the numbers of people. more than 1.the million are befalling the hajj. without the latest catastrophe,
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a logistical nightmare for authorities. this tragedy overshadowed the hajj this year, and raised questions about safety in general. at the same time it highlights the lack of safety awareness among the pilgrims themselves. they have been known to go in the wrong directions. and take cover in wrong places. some of them sleep and eat in the open, on crowded roads. the season started with another tragedy days before the beginning of hajj, a construction crane fell on the ground, killing 107 people two weeks ago. the mosque and the surrounding area turned into a construction site as part of a plan. this latest disaster enforcing the fact that hajj was a challenge for the custodians of the holy sites around mecca and al jazeera's correspondent al jazeera's correspondent
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witnessed the aftermath of the stampede and described how chaotic it can get, and how the hot weather makes it worse. >> it's difficult to get to the pillars and back, it's more organized than in recent years. the way you go and come back is different. people kind of hit into each other. they panic. it's hot. the temperature. i was out for a couple of days. and sunglasses. i felt there were people that stood out here, all day. and came from here, the pillar. literally you push them over. the actual pillar. rather than go around. which is longer.
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immediately there's no second. if you panic. it's hot. a lot of them suffocated. it's just mayhem. once you are down, you are gone. >> today's tragedy is far from the first to befall the pilgrimage to mecca. some of the images you are about to see are disturbing. roxana saberi reports. >> hajj, the annual journey to mecca attracts 2 to 3 children. >> you couldn't do anything more active. the most best thing you can do. >> being one of the five principles that define miz lamb, most believe it's the ultimate experience. believers perform it if they are physically and financially.
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this journey takes place over five days, with that many in the same place and time it's been prone to disaster. >> the latest event is one of the worst tragedies to strike hajj. since 1990, when 1400 pilgrims were killed in a stampede. in the last two decades. disaster marred the event numerous times. >> in 2006 thousands of muslims tripped over luggage, causing a crush killing 360 people. after that incident the saudi government tried to improve safety. three years earlier several lost their lives performing the same ritual. >> in 2004, 250 were killed in a crowd crush. this site is notorious for
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farming bottle necks of crowds that can become dangerous. >> it's the last ritual. a lot of pilgrims are worked up. and so there's a lot of tension in the crowds, and over the past few years it's been a death that these disments occurred. it's probably -- incidents occurred. it's difficult, offenses at the right place. when a crowd like that surges into a confined space. >> both incidents blow the images grafteded by the family, considering itself the holder of the muslim world. >> the government takes pride in hosting millions that visit the holy cities, and spent billions trying to improve comfort and security. the latest accident will raise concerns about the saudi government's ability to guarantee the safety of pilgrims taking part in the haij
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we are joined by the director of the institute for gulf affairs. how much blame does the saudi government deserve for this tragedy. >> they take all the blax. this is not the first time such incidents happen. this is not a new event, it is annual. they know what to expect and how many are showing up. they have contacts. 70 years on, they deserve all the blame, definitely. >> if they do, as you know the saudi royal family claims legitimacy as the guardian of the birthplace of imam, and a custodian of the holy mosque. is it challenged by the stampede and the crash of a crane that killed more than 100 pilgrims. >> yes, absolutely, they crafted
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an innings of a custodian and holy mosque. this is a custodian that allowed over 7,0008,000 to die. no one would blame rats, but the kest odian. here, you have a problem, the custodian carried it on their duties and refused to take responsibilities for all the deaths that took place in the past three decades. iranians are angry. how big an embarrassment is this? >> it is an embarrassment. the iranians have the right to complain. over 150 of their nationals died
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in this unnecessary incident. and i think - make hope, that other muslim countries will pressure the saudi government into providing a safer hajj. today mecca is the most dangerous holy city history, because of the number of people who have died in the past three decades. this is a serious issue that people should not pressure over the saudis, they should take responsibilities, and the international community, especially in the muslim countries should push them. >> they have been criticized for making money out of the hajj and protecting the pilgrims, is that fair. have many of the projects been to accommodate billions that go? >> i think that's a fair criticism. i wrote about it. nine years ago, the fact that what the saudi government is doing is converting the natural space there for thousands of years into basically a cash cow for them. hajj will be, in 10 years only
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for the rich. the poor and the lower muslims will not be able to perform handling, it's above 10 million. the major city of muslims will not be able to do that and carry on the duty. it's a lot of money that changes the topography of the holy places. >> changing the topography. that is an issue that may lead to more stampedes. >> absolutely. >> in the saudis defense, what city could handle on influx of more than 2 million people over a few days. mecca's population doubles during the hajj. >> well, the hajj is not the largest religious gathering in the world. by far. india, you have gatherings. that is why we have 3 million in iraq. it is larger than kabul. they have over 2 million people. and without many resources. they were able to do this
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safely. the problem in saudi arabia is this. the people that are running the show. the hajj are policeman and security forces. that is a big problem if the saudis decide to hand this responsibility to a civilian core, that is trained by expertise from around the world. i don't think we'd have the problem. if they stop fencing the walkways, if you see the pictures and video, you see why these things happen. they cannot escape the fences around them, and people die because of that. >> director at the institute for gulf affairs. good to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you. >> a group affiliated with i.s.i.l. is claiming responsibility for a bombing at a mosque in yemen outside sanaa. two explosions killed 25 people in the mosque as worshippers observed the eid holiday. the bomber was dressed in women's clothing and left the
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first explosive in a show. after that blew up worshippers scrambled to get out. and they then detonated the bomb he was carrying. there were bodies everywhere. >> translation: i saw nine dead people. they are the ones i saw with my own eyes and hands. i'm shocked by this. i have never seen anything like it. >> more than 35 people were injured during the attack. the second in sanaa this month. pope francis held a prayer service at st. patrick's cathedral in new york. and addressed child abuse scandal in the church and sent prayers to those affected by the stampede in saudi arabia. earlier in the day the pope focused on several issues when he addressed lawmakers on capitol hill. libby casey joins us from washington. he had powerful messages, and a lot of different topics to congress. he did. the pope talked about
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controversial its on his u.s. visit, including climate change, which is what many are watching. i heard from some democrats that thought he may have hit it harder. he didn't come up with policy proposals, but talked about it in terms of not just helping the earth, but humanity, trying to make sure people in poverty and need are not left behind. he talked about the cycle of life. saying he's against the death penalty and wants to see it abolished, including in the united states. and he didn't directly mention abortion. but he did call for the sanctity and protect all life, and that certainly implies abortion. that's what that means in the way catholics talk about it.
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to a body, congress that is divided, especially in washington, he called for them to work together and have a spirit of bipartisanship. >> we must move forward as one, cooperating generously for the common today. >> he hit on international issues that are front and center. including arms trafficking which is significant. he said that it is essentially money drenched in blood what moments struck you as especially memorable. >> he tried to make a personal connection with the audience, and was speaking to congress, and talked about speaking to all americans through their representatives. he spoke of immigration as a topic, mentioning that he, himself, as the child of
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immigrants, parents who left italy for argentina and he also said many of you are the children of immigrants, are from generations of immigrants. that seemed to bring a tear to the eye of marco rubio, republican, presidential candidate. there were other touching moments that hit members. he addressed them. as he headed into the chamber, he paused and touched the rosary beads. whether members had a one on one moment or part of the crowd, there was that personal appeal. libby casey thanks. stay with al jazeera america for coverage of pope's visit. including the speech in full in
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congress. columbia's war, does it go too far. >> bitter divisions intensify among european nations on how to handle the refugee
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the u.s. is hailing a peace agreement between column by us and f.a.r.c. rebels. some columbians feel the columbian president santos gave up too much in the negotiations.
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we have this report from boga attempt >> reporter: it's a moment never to be forgotten. the deal struck by the president renewed hope on the streets that peace is at reach. >> i think this time it will happen. we've been at war for 50 years, i'm 55 now. we were at war when i was little. we continue to be. it's time to end this. our children deserve a better future. >> many are unhappy that the rebels will not see a day behind bars. >> i want harsher possibilities. so many people suffered. the families, the displaced. it's not rite that these people will not spend time in gaol. they deserve severe punishment. >> the penalty is up to eight years for war crimes committed by rebels and government forces? change for truth and full reparation of the victims.
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the victims could be repaid such as farms and rural qualities. farms and groups will try to reverse. the government equated citizens. it's a great insult to the community. it is con verted into the perpetrator. this mon awe mment honours the memory of 6 million people displace the by the conflict, and 227,000 killed, the government insists it will be impossible. it shows the heinous crime. >> a trade off has been leaked. the government showing the agents that are involved. and f.a.r.c. accepting they are
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special. they know what is viable. it may not be attractive: in terms of what they want. or the game played in the negotiation, you have to give something to get something. >> columbians get a chance to approve or reject the deal when an agreement is reached. it's the price to pay for peace. >> we are joined from d.c. a senior advisor for latin america. work focuses on security. it's good to have you in. it's the fact that it's a response to the weary innocence of the columbian people that -- weariness of the colombian people that lived through the war and the worst displacement
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of the people of americas. >> the peace deal is a partial deal. >> this is the fourth agenda item. they had three agreements, and this goections on the question of justice. it looks at how do you satisfy the needs and the rights for victims for proof, justice and roque on silliation and nonrepetition. it's not an easy question. >> i think the peace accord that has been struck between the government of columbia and the factor offers innovative ways to go about it. >> it puts victims in the center of the process. they have had a long process where they consulted with victims, brought them to havana, had 24,000 victims write proposals for how they may be satisfied how their needs and rights are met. what you find is most victims
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want truth. they want to know what happened to their loved once. i think the accord we have seen goes far. >> if victims are at the center of this, what about the punishment of those that perpetrated human rights. it appears to be you committed war crimes, you have to live on a farm for a few years, which sounds like relative impugn tiff. >> i think they are not going to look so much at the punishment as the restoration of damages inflicted. in this matter, the columbians are doing something innovating. they are looking at a model of restorative justice as opposed to attributive. they are looking to restore society, heal society. this will be complicated and interesting to watch.
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those carriaged with crime. if they process responsibility and tell the truth of what happens, they'll be eligible to reduced sentencing. if they don't confess, they'll not be eligible for alternative sensing and will have to go to gaol. >> what do you say to the former president. that the deal equates civil society with terrorism, the columbians suffered for decades at the hands of terrorists, and the government is seen as responsible in part. >> there are certainly tradeoffs. for 50 or more years of war you are trying to find a solution getting people to put down the arms. they have found a solution that will get the f.a.r.c. to put down arms, and hopefully the e l.a. will be brought into the mix. >> i want to throw in one last question. as you say, the process has been going on for years.
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the pope visited cuba, did that have anything to do with the break through? >> i think this process was going on, and when the 41st round of talks ended last week, they were at the point of announcing it. the pope gave a little extra push, and made a statement saying that no one could favoured to go down to fail in going down the path of peace and reconciliation. and i think that drove home again what the cost of the continuing war is. >> this war has to end. what we have seen in cuba this week is actually very exciting and positive. this is the crux of the matter. everything else will be easier from here on in. >> a lot of details and referendum that the columbian people will have to approve. >> that's right. >> good to have you with us tonight. thank you. >> china's president is at the white house. cyber security and allegations
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of hacking high on the agenda during the talks with president obama. after 707 years, has the united nations failed?
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora.
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coming up, consequences of refugee crisis - the reckon sailiation crisis between serbia and croatia, a nation that were former enemies. and a woman sent home on money laundering has been sent home. she is the wife of a former official with the state owned bank of china and is wanted there assist part of a bribery investigation. commonwealth bank is the second person who was sent back to china in the past week. president obama hosted chinese president xi jinping for an informal dinner at blair house in washington. the two leaders will meet across the street, with a state dinner to follow. the visit comes as the obama administration responds to espionage and identity theft at the hands of chinese hackers. >> president obama lost week
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said he gets it, understands that countries spy on each other. what he says is unacceptable, what he labelled an act of aggression is for companies to be charged with industrial espionage, preparing countervailing measures to get attention. >> almost as soon as xi jinping set foot on u.s. soil, he started saying the kind of things washington want to hear, on his first stop. he told business leaders that china was the victim of hacking and a defender of cyber hacking. >> the chinese government will not encourage or support attempts by anyone. commercial cyber attacks or hacking are crimes that must be punished in accordance with the loss and international treaties. >> china deny it was engaged in
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espionage. the white house stopped short of saying publicly what it suspects. the chinese hackers were behind the breach that compromised sensitive engines of 21.5 million americans. before the arrival in washington, an o.p.m. press release disclosed the hackers stole the fingerprints of 5.6 million. five times the original estimate. without blaming china, she was nevertheless turning up the pressure. last week while discussing china, mr obama insisted while the u.s. spies on others, it does not engage in industrial espionage. but it could. >> the chinese and russians are close. we are the best of this. if we want to go on offense. a whole bunch of countries would have problems.
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and we don't want to see the internet weaponized in that way. >> they have given the trsh secretary authority to impose fag sanctions against anyone deemed a bad actor in cyber space, which the white house argues puts countries like china on notice. >> merely putting it on the table can serve as a deterrent and advance the interests of the united states, even if it's not specifically invoked. >> in not confronting xi jinping directly with accusation, the u.s. hopes to avoid a repeat of last year when the attorney announced the unprecedented indictment of the liberation army. >> these repeat the first ever charges against known state actors for infiltrating known targets by cyber means. >> they defended the u.s. china group, scuttling any chance of
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reaching an agreement on cyber security. this time cyber watches say the u.s. is likely to move cautiously but forcefully after the president leaves. >> president obama's strategy of talking tough but holding off on acting tough seems to be designed to give china's president the opportunity to come to an sounding that it's in economic and national security incident to promote responsible behaviour in cyber space. the white house says president obama has accepted an invitation to meet with russian president vladimir putin next week when both leader are in new york for the u.n. secretary general assembly. it'll be the first face to face meeting in a year. the civil war in syria and the situation in eastern ukraine will be at the top of the agenda. president obama will press vladimir putin on true intentions in the conflict. the european union needs help to deal with the refugees crisis.
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angela merkel met with germany's governors, and said much more help was needed. >> that can only happen with the support of trans-atlantic partners, the united states and russia, in the space of the region of the middle heest. >> syrian peace talks should include president bashar al-assad, that is seen as a signal that she's backing off the u.s. stance that bashar al-assad needs to be removed from power. >> some 500 refugees are stranded in a cemetery. two countries are battling over the flow of people. croatia is blocking their release. serbia responded by banning goods. former foes have been at peace for 15 years. never again. the united nations was founded in the aftermath of world war ii
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to stop the armed conflicts and human tragedies, as the u.n. nears its 70th birthday next month, there are questions about its effectiveness. in context diplomatic editor looks at the process. >> here we look at one of the best inform known hauls. a chamber why all figures, leaders since the world war ii at some point gathered. here 190 nations are represented. the u.n. had 51 members when the organization was founded. >> in the development rests the only two you hear the term the world stage used. it is literally here, on this stage that east and west were spoken. peace plans discussed.
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wars averted. governments and regimes came and fell and were replaced by the new order. >> the scope of work has i don't know, and so has the size of this often bureaucratic organization. the u.n. spend a staggering three-quarters of a trillon. >> it tryingled to control current crisis. a war in syria costing 250,000. the rise of i.s.i.l. is the u.n. fit for purpose. many of the many criticisms concern the way it's run. does it needs forceful leader shl. the man that serves as secretary general has to follow a cautious
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pass. >> in many ways the system is bias towards the nation. on the u.n. security council the most important decision making body, five nations have sheets. 70 years after the u.n. was set up in the aftermath of world war ii, the victors hold all the cards. over 20 years ago at the time of the genocide in rwanda. gerard served on the security council as duty for new zealand. now his country is back on the council and he is the ambassador. he told me withouts reform, the security council will be less effective. >> there are two sorts of problems, countries not on the council don't see it as relevant. there's a problem that the permanent members do not use the down as a vehicle forolving weres so much as a -- problems so much as a vehicle for solutions. that is a problem. the council is not able to live
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up to its function, it's not used for purpose it was designed. >> the russian counsellor doesn't just clash, it has been soured by ukraine, the reform of the council and organization is needed, buts unlikely to happen any time soon. >> the u.n. has so many problems and imperfections. 70 years on, it remains the only place where the countries of the world come together to talk about things. without it there would be far less global dialogue joining us from washington d.c. is ambassador, a former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. ambassador, good to see you. i'll start with the broadest of questions, has the u.n. succeeded in its mission? >> i think it has.
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because the u.n. was established to prevent war among major powers. in other words, not to repeat world war ii. and that has happened. and, therefore, the frustration that one hears is about all the other conflicts. the smaller conflict that are taking place around the world, and the u.n. itself is frustrated, but the u.n. can only deal with the problems if there is agreement among major powers with permanent seats on the security council to deal with the problems. >> that's is a criticism of how the u.n. operates today, that assist stuck in the post world war ii mentality, where the five permanent members have all the power. does that need to change? do they need to not have the veto. should it be more democratic or is the risk that if the u.n. pushes for that, it will lose
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the support of important members? >> you pointed to the dilemma. the u.n. as a whole needs to be reformed. the u.n. is the living institution, and in order to remain relevant, it needs to adjust to the changed circumstances. but the security council for is to be reformed, has to be part of the broader reform of the united nations. and there's a disagreement, of course, among members as to how it ought to be reformeded, the security council, how it should be reformed, should it be expanded. should there be permanent members added. permanent members with veto or without. and that is the disagreement of one major power, that wants to be added. for example, we favour japan to be added to the security council as a permanent member. china and others are opposed to
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that. >> and brazil, india. >> right. >> that raises a question of whether any of that will happen. let's talk about the waste. 85,000 bureaucrats. 40 billion a year and spending, a number soaring faster than inflation. expensive studies will be done, they are stuck in the bureaucratic maize. others say the u.n. became a culture of celebrities, and it cares more about the scars named as ambassadors. are the criticisms valid? >> there is some validity to the criticism. the u.s. has been pushing for some time for reforms in the united nations. a lot of people are interested in the reform of the security council. i'm proposing the proposition when i was there that the only way i could get a reform of the security council to be accepted by the united states, especially as it requires a senate approval
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of expansion of the security council, that it would have to be an overall reform of the u.n., of how money is spent, the contribution that different countries make, there's thousands of mandates that the u.n. passes. many are irrelevant any more. because some countries - the citizens of whom still are employed because of those mandates, it's difficult to get rid of them. and resources are wasted that could otherwise be usefully employed in the service of humanity. >> quick final question. would the world be a more dangerous place without the united nations? >> no doubt. they'd be more dangerous. it's better to have the u.n. with the major powers, where they can talk to each other with all its problems, and not to have the united nations. >> ambassador, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> heart broken and trust rated.
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the families of 43 missing students in mexico takes a dramatic step in a search for answers. >> new administrations by volkswagen lead to investigations into its emissions cheating.
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mexico's president held talks with the parents of 43 college students that disappeared a year ago this week. before the meeting the families began a 43 hour hunger strike. they can't their children found
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and punishment for everyone responsible. the personalities are demanding on investigation looking for the army's involvement and are asking for the pope to help. >> we demand pope francis and the clergy raise their voice to issue demands to the government. as part of the government, we want him to demand the mexican government carry out an investigation punishing the people responsible. >> the personalities don't believe what the government told them. they are vowing not to eat a thing until saturday. marking a year since children went missing. as wonder, the disappearance sparked national outrage and unanswered questions. >> it was in late september last year that around 100 mexican teacher trainees joined protests for education reform, taking over a number of cities. when local police and armed men fired on them. two students and three
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bystanders died. 43 students went missing. two days later, the mayor denied ordering police stop the students from disrupting a teach that his wife was giving. within two weeks, there was public demonstrations. the mayor and his wife was in hi hidi hiding. a few weeks later they were arrested. an investigation blames the mayor for the student's disappears. prosecutors said members of a drug canning confessed that core you upt police delivered the student to a gang that executed and burnt their bodies. families said it was a cover up to protect senior politicians and members of the army. in december, forensic results found a bone fromming. matched -- fragment matched one
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of the missing student. an independent investigation cast doubt on the official stance. it said the view that the students were killed and burnt in a rubbish dump was scientifically impossible. the family say that it's an attempt to discredit the report, fight for justice and find out what happened to the missing men. >> tomorrow night - we'll take a look at a theory about the missing student's connection to a secret cargo of heroin at least 29 u.s. states opened investigations into volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal. the department of justice launched an investigation after the car-maker admitted 11 million diesel cars had devices designed to cheat n emissions test.
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now volkswagen admitted to rigging emissions in europe as well. al jazeera's nadim baba reports from london. >> reporter: as the volkswagen emissions scandal reverberates across europe, a shock announcement in berlin. >> we have been informed that in europe, 1.6 and 2 litre engines are affected by the manipulations. we'll continue to work closely with volkswagen about which vehicles are affected. >> volkswagen is facing huge lawsuits in america and europe, where diesel vehicles are more popular. vw admitted 11 million cars contains software that gets around emissions controls. it's not clear how many are in europe or how many other manufacturers cheated. britain, france and germany are starting their own investigations. >> we need the full pact of
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whether and how many vehicles are fitted with defeat devices, bound by the law. >> the problem is that tests are done in laboratory conditions. they have been testing fob nitrogen oxide, putting cars through road tests. results raised suspicions. >> we tested for fuel economy and found a gap between the manufacturers figures and what we saw this real world continues. it has grown to 24%. we have seen the same issues with air pollution. the knoxes results are higher in the real world than the laboratory. the european commission is calling for a better reflection of driving conditions. >> that is something they already have. it's not clear what it will
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take. what is clear is the damage to consumer confidence in the wider industry. the government puts pressure on. the glamor for data is getting louder. >> cracking down on uber, another country taking on the car service making an abrupt end to rides for some customers.
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a look at how news outlets
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are racting to various event. under the headline, vladimir putin's plans for syria, the united states and europe should consider russia's initiative to be outlined by vladimir putin at the united nation, writing that western actions did little to solve the crisis, and finding common ground with russia could be the answer. the decision to force eastern european nations is troubling, understand the headline migration crisis exposes the disregard for democracy, it cites that the e.u. shows distain for member states. the economist writes it's a mistake to believe pope francis is a lish and rites he'd never -- and writes that he never would have been appointed. his softer rhetoric and take on complex modern issues sounds different, but he uphold the church's teaching on aworks and
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opposition to -- on abortion and opposition to gay marriage uber is rising rouds the u.s. france and belgium banned it. more roadblocks are going up. police are conducting random searches and confiscating hard. we have this report from jakarta. >> reporter: it's early morning in jakarta, officers from the traffic police and the transportation department are making themselves ready to go after traffic violators. an important mission is to go after drivers of the uber company. >> every private car used to transport is considered public interest. they have to have all the licences. police are stopping private cars like these, they are often used by the company. they drive for around half the price. the next step is the police
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officer will check the documents. it and if they are not in order, and if this car is driving for uber, it will be confiscated. up to 30 cars have been confiscated. if everything is in order. >> despite the ban and the police raids uber drivers are active in several places in indonesia. it's easy to order here on the mobile phone, there's an application. i pay through my credit card. in no time the car comes. >> we are a lot more flexible working for uber. whenever and wherever we can pick up customers. uber is popular because of its low price. companies trying hard to
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liberalize the operations. there hasn't been violent protests. they are demanding that uber is treated the same way as they are. until then, this ride is considered illegal india's first spacecraft to mars was launched a year ago. and the propose captured detail images of the red planet and is tending information about the atmosphere and topography and launching the craft on a small budget. despite being the first country to reach mars. a hit tune taking the middle east by storm. since since it's a summer anthem in -- [ singing ] >> it's a summer anthem. this is the first time an arabic song topped the charts in
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